How To Remove RPM Package on Linux

Remove RPM Package on Linux

In this tutorial, we will show you how to remove RPM packages on Linux. For those of you who didn’t know, RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) is a package management system used by Linux distributions such as Red Hat, CentOS, and Fedora. It is designed to allow users to easily install, update, and remove software packages on their systems. RPM packages are files that contain software and metadata about the software. The metadata includes information such as the name, version, and dependencies of the package, as well as instructions for installing and removing the software.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the RPM Packages on Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS, Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, Fedora, and RHEL-based.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to remove the necessary packages and dependencies.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Remove RPM Package on Linux

Method 1. Removing RPM Packages With DNF: A Simple Guide.

DNF (Dandified Yum) is a package manager that is used by modern versions of Red Hat-based distributions. It is a powerful and flexible tool that can be used to manage RPM packages on your system.

To remove an RPM package using dnf, use the following command:

sudo dnf remove package_name

Replace “package_name” with the name of the package you want to remove. For example, to remove the “htop” text editor, you would use the following command below:

sudo dnf remove htop

Method 2. Removing RPM Packages With rpm: A Simple Guide.

To remove an RPM package, you will need to use the “rpm” command-line tool. This tool allows users to install, update, or remove packages from their system, as well as query the package database to find information about installed packages.

To remove an RPM package, use the following command:

sudo rpm -e package_name

Replace “package_name” with the name of the package you want to remove. For example, to remove the “htop” text editor, you would use the following command below:

sudo rpm -e htop

If the package is currently being used or has dependencies on other packages, you may need to use the “--nodeps” option to force the removal of the package. For example:

sudo rpm -e --nodeps htop

It’s worth noting that removing an RPM package with dnf will not delete any configuration files or data that the package may have created on your system. If you want to completely remove all traces of the package, you may need to manually delete these files as well.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed RPM Packages. Thanks for using this tutorial to remove RPM Packages on your Linux system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RPM website.

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